bob day wrote:I'm sorry if it seems i'm only being critical, i watched that link, seems like a good guy, and much better than a lot of what is going on out there.
I just don't believe it has much to do with sustainability or permaculture.
Margaret Taylor wrote:Wow! I didn't expect this to spark off so much debate! Sounds like we're getting into a philosophical discussion about what permaculture is and whether microgreens count.
(Naively) I thought permaculture just meant agriculture that could be carried on indefinitely. A Wikipedia check tells me there's a lot more to it than that.
So, does your growing operation need to have no outside inputs to be truly permie? Do you make sure that your inputs come from sustainable sources as much as possible? What happens when a sustainable input isn't available?
I'm living in a cold-climate urban environment and I don't own any land anyway, so I was planning to grow indoors. I'd increase my electricity and water consumption to an extent, and I hope to recycle the soil if I can get a compost going. That leaves the input of seeds as an unknown for now.
Marianne Cicala wrote:Yes, you absolutely can buy a % of a property inside of an IRA. No minimum %. If several people pool funds the deed will included every owner (including an IRA aka "custodial company" IRA custodian FBO "your name") You IRA account will reflect the value of your slice of the pie. Yes, I prefer pie!